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  1. mcrow's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by Physics Guy
    You stated this about Worley in the article:
    "His real weapon seems to be the slider/cutter that breaks inside on a right handed hitter."

    The movement you describe would be that of a cutter for a lefty. Since I am not familiar with Worley's pitches, I assume you were referring to a two-seam fastball or sinker since Worley is right-handed.
    No, I just got myself turned around there. Worley throws a Cutter/Slider. I simply made a mistake in explaining what I meant. I should have said that it breaks inside to LHH and away from RHH.

    From what I could see and read Worley throws a Fastball, Change, Curve and Slider/Cutter.
  2. Physics Guy's Avatar
    You stated this about Worley in the article:
    "His real weapon seems to be the slider/cutter that breaks inside on a right handed hitter."

    The movement you describe would be that of a cutter for a lefty. Since I am not familiar with Worley's pitches, I assume you were referring to a two-seam fastball or sinker since Worley is right-handed.
  3. mcrow's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by beehles
    How come every thread including Diamond suggests that he will regress this season? I understand hitters start to figure pitchers out but don't some pitchers actually improve vs regress once in a while as well? Just something I've noticed in nearly every thread with Diamond. I am excited to see what some of these new pitchers have to offer (Worley, Pelfrey, Harden) and whether Gibson can take the next step. Can't get any worse than last year, right?
    The reason I think he's likely to regress is that he doesn't have very good stuff for the type of ERA he put up last year. He's only a 4 K/9 type of pitcher. Most guys like that don't maintain sub 4 ERAs. Most of the guys with a K/9 under 5 have ERAs of 4+.

    So odds are that he'll be more like a 4-4.5 ERA this year. He can still be a nice #3 starter in a rotation but he's not a borderline Ace like his ERA from last year seems to indicate.
  4. lightfoot789's Avatar
    Isn't the only time that a #1 is guarenteed to face another #1 during opening day? If I were the Twins:

    I would put one of my random #5's to face other teams #1's and put my 4's against their 2's and my 3's against thier 3's and my 2's against their 4's and my #1 against the opposing teams #5. At that rate, if all the cards fell right - The Twins would be close to .500. They have enough random arms to play the season that way. This way some of those pitchers coming off injury could rest from time to time and last longer through the season. Hand pick your starts based on match ups. Unconventional but sounds like a plan
    Figuritively conceed some games to assure better performances in other games. Outside the box. Crazy but yeeaahhhhh
  5. beehles's Avatar
    How come every thread including Diamond suggests that he will regress this season? I understand hitters start to figure pitchers out but don't some pitchers actually improve vs regress once in a while as well? Just something I've noticed in nearly every thread with Diamond. I am excited to see what some of these new pitchers have to offer (Worley, Pelfrey, Harden) and whether Gibson can take the next step. Can't get any worse than last year, right?
  6. mcrow's Avatar
    Yes, I can agree with that. Harden have some of the most dominant stuff in the league if he can stay healthy but that's pretty unlikely. Maybe in a 7th inning role or setup guy he can stay healthy.
  7. Oldgoat_MN's Avatar
    If Rich Harden is in his top form he immediately becomes the best pitcher to wear a Twins uniform since Santana left.
    I suspect it is unlikely to go that way.
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